McDermott awarded Woodside's North Rankin B jacket

Woodside Energy Ltd. has awarded J. Ray McDermott a contract to construct the North Rankin B (NRB) platform substructure and for the North Rankin Redevelopment Project.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON -- Woodside Energy Ltd. has awarded J. Ray McDermott a contract to construct the North Rankin B (NRB) platform substructure and for the North Rankin Redevelopment Project.

Scope of work includes fabrication and loadout of the 22,000-metric ton (24,251-ton) jacket (including buoyancy tanks), 18,900 metric tons (20,834 tons) of piles, and the bridge link (about 100 m [328 ft] long) to the North Rankin A platform.

"Completing the NRB substructure will be a major milestone for our Batam Island, Indonesia facility, as this will be the largest jacket ever built in the Southeast Asia region," said Bob Deason, president and CEO of J. Ray.

The North Rankin Redevelopment Project will provide additional compression to unlock low pressure reserves from the North Rankin and Perseus gas and condensate fields off Karratha, Western Australia.

The NRB project, once completed will ensure continued gas supplies to the North West Shelf Venture's liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities.

04/09/2008

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